Over 37 years ago, in 1986. . .
The Word Among Us magazine invited its readers to donate to a prison “evangelism fund” to help those incarcerated receive the Word of God.
The donations received in this fund helped Partners begin its first Ministry and Partners began sending the magazine to 826 prisoners across the United States.
At the height of U.S. Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a second Ministry was created to serve Catholic service members, particularly those deployed overseas who yearn to deepen their prayer life and increase their love of the Eucharist and Scripture.
Partners began making The Word Among Us available to two groups of women in need: those seeking guidance at Pregnancy Care Centers and at Project Rachel Ministries and Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats (after-abortion ministries).
Partners added the College Ministry–making The Word Among Us available to Catholic College Students across the United States and Canada.
Partners started the Parish Renewal Ministry–sending The Word Among Us and evangelistic materials to bring Catholics back to the Church.
Today, Partners has grown across five ministries. We send The Word Among Us to: 90,000 prisoners, 35,000 service members, 20,000 college students, 20,000 people in pregnancy care centers, and 3,000 people experiencing hardship.